ARI Earns Spot on Best Workplace Ranking, Wheels a Finalist in EPIC Awards, Pricelock’s Partnership Program


ARI Makes Fortune’s “100 Best Places to Work For”
ARI has been named to FORTUNE’s 2013 “100 Best Places to Work For” list. Now in its 16th year, the annual list rec­og­nizes com­pa­nies that seek to fos­ter employee engage­ment and develop a cul­ture of trust, coop­er­a­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion. Listed at num­ber 70, ARI was only one of five new­com­ers to the list. The com­pany was rec­og­nized for its family-like cul­ture, its inter­nal employee engage­ment and empow­er­ment pro­gram, Part­ners in Excel­lence®, and its empha­sis on employee devel­op­ment. By mak­ing this kind of invest­ment in our employ­ees, we know our com­pany will be stronger and our cus­tomers will ben­e­fit,” said Carl Ortell, pres­i­dent of ARI. Learn more.

Wheels a Final­ist in First-Ever EPIC Awards
Wheels, Inc. has been named a final­ist in the sup­plier cat­e­gory at the first-ever Excel­lence in Pro­cure­ment of Indi­rect Cat­e­gories (EPIC) Awards. Wheels was nom­i­nated for the EPIC award by one of its clients, Best Buy Co., Inc. Wheels has pro­vided fleet leas­ing and man­age­ment ser­vices for the retail elec­tron­ics giant since 2006, and last year the com­pa­nies suc­cess­fully col­lab­o­rated on a major vehi­cle selec­tor and upfit­ting opti­miza­tion project for the Best Buy fleet. Win­ners will be announced at Pro­cure­Con Indi­rect East 2013, which takes place Feb­ru­ary 11–13 in Char­lotte. The awards honor indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions that have made excep­tional achieve­ments in cor­po­rate pro­cure­ment. Learn more.

Energy Man­age­ment Tools Part of Pricelock’s Part­ner­ship Pro­gram
Price­lock, a leader in online phys­i­cal energy trans­ac­tions, launched Price­lock Part­ner­ship Pro­gram allow­ing energy man­age­ment, pro­cure­ment and sup­ply chain opti­miza­tion con­sul­tants and ser­vice providers to uti­lize Pricelock’s robust suite of energy trans­ac­tion prod­ucts and net­work of hun­dreds of energy sup­pli­ers. By par­tic­i­pat­ing in the part­ner­ship pro­gram, energy ser­vices firms are able to serve their clients more strate­gi­cally, increase their oper­at­ing effi­ciency, expand their prod­uct offer­ing and improve ser­vices. The end cus­tomer ben­e­fits from greater trans­parency into the energy pro­cure­ment process and bet­ter energy prices. Pricelock’s part­ners received access, at no cost, to the same tools and plat­form that is used by some of the biggest util­i­ties, power gen­er­a­tors and dis­tri­b­u­tion com­pa­nies for their energy pur­chases. Learn more.